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It is with greatest sadness that we report the death of John Robson.

John, who was involved with schools' football for over 50 years with Chester-le-Street SFA, DCSFA and ESFA, died at home on August 2nd.

The service to celebrate John's life took place in Holy Trinty Church, Washington Village.

DCSFA U14 GIRLS 2018-19

The following squad has been selected:

  • Emily Bloomer, Jessica Cook, Emma Doudican, Grace Ede, Amy Elliott
  • Mya Forgie, Sophie Greener, Maisie McKinlay, Holly Middleton, Olivia Miller
  • Zoe Norton, Bethany O'Neill, Lily Phipps, Lauren Ranson, Kiera Skelton
  • Bridie Thompson, Darienne Thompson, Katy Watson, Lily West, Ellie Wise

DCSFA U16 GIRLS 2018-19

The following squad has been selected:

  • Charlotte Hird, Kayleigh Dunn
  • Niamh Hilditch, Mia Gibbon, Katie Sheriden, Grace Boyes, Grace Carr
  • Mia Ross, Courtney Mole, Charlotte Hall, Emily Salmon, Erin Nicholson, Chloe Wymer, Rebecca Bell, Jasmine McQuade, Beth Enguita
  • Rebecca Ward, Tia McKitterick


The secondary cup draws for season 2018-19 have been made and can be viewed on the respective competition pages.


The dates for season 2018-19 primary competitons have been set and can be viewed on the respective competition pages.



Dear All,

The ESFA Development Fund has helped to create over 3,500 new teams and offered playing opportunities for over 27,000 new participants during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Over the past 2 years over £160,000 has been directly invested into the grassroots level of schools’ football.

We are pleased to announce that the application window is now open for 2018, with some new priorities and guidelines which are listed in the attached PDF documents (links below), along with the application form. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 5pm, with applications to be sent to either myself or We would appreciate you sharing this information with all your districts, schools and partners to maximise its reach and potential for increasing participation. Previous applicants are welcome to apply, though we will not fund the same activity previously applied for.

I look forward to seeing another year of exciting and creative projects to support the development of our game. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Development Fund Proposal

Development Funding Information

Development Fund Application Form

Thank you

Kieren Laverick (Football Development Officer)

English Schools’ Football Association, 4 Parker Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford, ST18 0WP

Tel: 01785 785 970; Mob: 07495 678 668; Website:

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